Division-Wide Series to Delve Into Questions of Race Relations and Equality in the Aftermath of Grand Jury Decisions in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY
Special Programming Week Kicked Off on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" with an Exclusive Interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
ABC News is dedicating a week of special programming, titled "Race. Justice. In America," to questions of race relations and equality in the aftermath of grand jury decisions in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY and major protests nationwide.
It kicked off on Sunday on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" with an exclusive interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and continued on Monday on "Good Morning America" with an exclusive interviewwith Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year old boy shot and killed by Cleveland police.
Additional reports, interviews and specials will appear on all programs and platforms, including "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight," "Nightline," ABC News Radio, and NewsOne, throughout the week. ABC News Digital will provide a wide range of live interviews and videos for all digital and social platforms, including ABCNews.com and a dedicated shelf on ABC News on Apple TV.
On Wednesday, December 10 ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will moderate a town hall set to stream live on Facebook, featuring a panel of experts discussing the ramifications of the grand jury decisions along with answering viewer questions. Throughout the week, viewers are encouraged to participate in the conversation by asking questions, contributing videos and submitting comments to ABC News' Facebook Page (#RaceAndJustice). Additional details will be announced later this week.
"In communities across America, at kitchen tables and in churches, at work and at home, Americans are talking about our justice system, race, equality and how to keep our families safe," said ABC News President James Goldston. "Our mission is to bring together those diverse voices and points of view to address the big questions so many are asking, in hopes of finding a common ground that will help us all better understand these complicated issues and allow us to build a better future together."